The owner of a Toyota Rav 4 caught in surf off Preston Beach on Saturday night could cop a fine.
Acting Officer in charge of Waroona Stuart Butcher said the rangers called police down to the beach the next day.
The rangers told police that a group of people were down at Preston Beach that evening.
Some time during the night the car ended up in quick sand.
The Rav 4 was rolled, battered and damaged by the tide.
Heavy machinery had to be brought in to remove it from the ocean.
The moral of this story? According to Sgt Butcher, if it looks wet in probably is.
Luckily, no one was injured; the occupants were just wet and embarrassed.
However, the car’s owner might end up receiving an infringement from the rangers, because they smashed the windows to escape the drowning car.
Currently it is an offence to litter the beach and broken glass can earn a fine of up to $500.
It is not the first time this stretch of coast has claimed a victim, this Land Rover got caught out in 2009.